As a poet I would be
most interested in learning
what you read when you
are reading one of my poems.
I know it sounds strange, after all
I wrote it, but often when I read
one of my poems it is different
in small or large ways
from the last time I read it.
I know that each reader in turn
rewrites a poem, its meaning
held close, their filters personal,
never obvious to the observer.
So I am left to wonder just what
I wrote when I wrote it for you
for I am certain it would be
revelatory to know what I was thinking
when I put pen to paper on that day
now quite lost in my past.